• Unions support FairPoint strike
    July 21,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    Unions support

    FairPoint strike

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Unions representing FairPoint Communications workers in northern New England say preliminary vote counts suggest an overwhelming majority of members support authorizing a strike.

    Negotiations began in April on a contract that expires Aug. 2. Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont recently held meetings to vote on whether to authorize a strike.

    Voting has finished in Maine and Vermont, but has been extended in New Hampshire due to storm damage.

    The vote does not mean the 2,000 workers will go on strike but gives leaders with the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers the ability to call for one later.

    The company says service to customers will continue if there is a strike.
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Police arrested Ronald Bean, 52, on two counts of... Full Story
    More than 26,000 people were without power when severe thunderstorms rolled through the state in... Full Story
    Storm causes outages, leaves damage
    A Rutland man was allegedly drunk and playing Pokémon Go when he crashed his... Full Story
    More Articles